Kingsley, the pit bull owned by Real Housewife of Beverly Hills Kim Richards, recently attacked one of her nieces, Alexia…the daughter of Kyle Richards! According to a report from TMZ.com:
“The attack occurred early Saturday at Kim’s L.A. area home. Kyle, Alexia and other members of their family had been inside the house for a while … when the dog went into attack mode out of nowhere. The dog bit Alexia numerous times, but the worst was on her right hand … where it bit through her thumb right to the bone.
TMZ also reports that the attack was so serious, “18-year-old Alexia Umansky spent the weekend at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, twice going under the knife.” How scary!
Now in the wake of the attack, Kim’s dog trainer David Utter, who was featured on RHOBH, shared his opinion on the matter and also revealed that Alexia was not the first victim!
“David Utter says Kim ignored both his warnings and the warnings of Bravo producers from “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” … warnings that the pit bull should be muzzled at all times. David says Kim played with fire … allowing Kingsley to run free around the house without any restraint … putting guests in great peril. The trainer is indignant that 3 people were bite victims … all inside Kim’s house. And David says the 3 strikes law should apply here.”
In response to this, Kim herself has spoken out, according to the source:
Kim Richards says her niece is to blame for the pit bull attack that left her hospitalized … and she’s not saying definitively she’s getting rid of her dog that has attacked 4 people. Kim claims she told Alexia to leave Kingsley alone in the bedroom … but her niece Alexia entered anyway — and that’s when the pit bull went on the attack. Richards says the dog has gotten very protective recently because very few people visit … she’s alone in the house most of the time. She says she gives everyone fair warning, “the dog should not be bothered.” As for the fate of the dog — who has now bitten 3 people in Kim’s house and another on the set of “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” Kim says, “At this point I am looking at options to what the next step is for Kingsley. As many of you can relate, he is my best friend. This is a very difficult decision and time for all of us, but the safety of my family always comes first.”
Kyle and her family must have been so terrified! Do you think this has put a strain on Kim and Kyle’s relationship? The source also states that unless the victim or her family complains, Animal Control won’t do anything. What an awful position for Kyle and Alexia to be in.
If you were in their shoes, would you file a complaint?